Mari Ness has a post up at tor.com: An Animated Superfamily: The Incredibles
But for most viewers, I think, The Incredibles works not because of any of these deep issues, but because it’s just plain fun—particularly the second half, which switches from an introspective yet funny meditation on middle aged life and the need for superheroes to a fast paced action film that uses the characters’ superpowers in often surprisingly entertaining ways—for instance, the way Elastigirl manages to create a speedboat in the open ocean. It’s great.
It is indeed, and now I want to go re-watch the film.
The whole post is well worth reading; Mari Ness does her usual bang-up job of analysis, which imo is always most fun when the movie she’s discussing is (a) really good, or (b) really bad. Obviously “The Incredibles” falls into the first category. The tough part for me is deciding which I love most: “The Incredibles” or “Up.”